Deadline Set For Edinburgh Coach Role

Only four days remain for aspiring head coaches of Edinburgh’s new professional rugby team to send in their applications. Scottish Rugby has set a deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 21 August to receive initial notes of interest in this high profile role.Only four days remain for aspiring head coaches of Edinburgh’s new professional rugby team to send in their applications.

Scottish Rugby has set a deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 21 August to receive initial notes of interest in this high profile role.

So far there has been a “healthy interest” in the post with applications coming in from around the rugby world, including several from overseas.

Gordon McKie, Scottish Rugby’s Chief Executive, said: “We have been impressed with the overall quality of candidates coming forward for this post. We recognise the need to identify a top quality head coach quickly for Edinburgh and so following next Tuesday’s deadline for applications, we plan to move ahead swiftly through a structured selection process to secure the ideal person.”

Henry Edwards, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Player Development, is acting as the team’s interim head coach.

The ideal candidate for the position of Edinburgh’s Head Coach will have a clear ability to drive and improve performance and an established track record of performance coaching at a professional level within rugby. In addition, the role requires strong motivational and leadership skills as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Further details of the post are featured on Scottish Rugby’s web site at www.scottishrugby.org Those interested in applying for the post should forward their CV and detailed covering letter summarising their suitability for the above post and salary expectations to hr@sru.org.uk The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 21 August 2007.